Phillips hails Queen’s leadership
Former People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips signs a condolence book for the late Queen Elizabeth II at King’s House.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former People’s National Party President, Dr Peter Phillips has hailed the reign of the Queen Elizabeth II, noting that the late British monarch “led with a deep sense of duty, steadfastness and resilience.”

The queen died last Thursday aged 96, following 70 years on the throne.

“Queen Elizabeth II's passing marks the end of an era, such was the impact of her style of leadership. Assuming the role of Queen in her mid-twenties, she lived through sweeping change, both positive and tumultuous, in each decade of her 70 years as the Head of the Commonwealth,” Phillips, who signed a condolence book for the late queen at King’s House, said in a statement.

“Through it all, she led with a deep sense of duty, steadfastness and resilience. She was sincerely committed to public service and led her nation in a reassuring and calm way, honouring tradition while open always, to the future. May her soul rest in peace,” he added.

A state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II be held at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19.

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